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TRACER2

TRACER 2

(www.tracer2.com) This is your one-stop place on the Internet for Texas labor market statistics. This website offers rich time series data and provides inquiry capabilities for labor force, employment and unemployment estimates, industry and occupational projections and occupational wage data.

Texas Industry Profiles (TIP)

Texas Industry Profiles (TIP)

(www.texasindustryprofiles.com) This is the ultimate Texas economic development website! TIP was designed primarily as a series of web-based analytical tools to provide an in-depth understanding of the Texas economy and its local components.

Strategic Workforce Assessment Project (SWAP)

Strategic Workforce Assessment Project (SWAP)

(www.texasindustryprofiles.com/apps/swap) SWAP organizes and analyzes labor market data to help assess education and employment prospects. Analysis can be done for any single or multiple Texas workforce board area and for multiple time frames.

SOCRATES

SOCRATES

(http://socrates.lmci.state.tx.us) The SOCRATES web-based labor market planning tool employs a methodical but highly interactive process that helps identify key growth industries in a region and determine critical “targeted” occupations worthy of regional educational and training investments.

Texas Wages

Texas Wages

(http://www.texaswages.com) Texas Wages gives you comprehensive information regarding regional wages (by Local Workforce Development Areas, and Metropolitan Statistical Areas), and Occupational Employment Projections. In Texas Wages you will find mean, median, entry, and experience wages presented in both annual and hourly formats. Find wage and employment statistics quickly and efficiently.

The Texas AutoCoder

The Texas AutoCoder

(http://autocoder.lmci.state.tx.us) Labor market information is not collected for every occupational title in Texas. So how do you find data on unique job titles? The Texas AutoCoder accepts any job title or job description and provides the best match to a Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) occupational title for which data are available. Data items include wages, projections, an occupational profile and job openings posted on Work In Texas, the TWC electronic labor exchange system. The AutoCoder is a great tool to help employers and HR staff to see how their job titles equate to federal SOC coded occupations.

Texas Workforce Commission Report on Texas Growth Occupations

TWC Report on Texas Growth Occupations

Texas Growth Occupations Report: High-Wage, High-Demand Occupations in a Changing Labor Market Report for Texas Legislature For House Bill 2478 83rd Regular Session (2013)


Reality Check Budget Calculator

Reality Check Budget Calculator

(www.texasrealitycheck.com/) There is nothing more motivational for students than showing them the relevance between educational attainment and their earnings power. Reality Check is designed to help students understand the connection between lifestyle aspirations and the importance of postsecondary education. It allows students to make lifestyle choices, create a budget, and then to view the occupations and preferred education levels that support those choices. Reality Check is one of the most popular and widely replicated web sites in the LMCI tool box.

Texas CARES

Texas CARES Online

(http://www.texascaresonline.com/) Texas CARES Online (Career Alternatives Resource Evaluation System), a multi-media career information system, is designed to help students and jobseekers interactively address education and career exploration questions. It contains detailed O*NET occupational characteristics data and Texas state and regional labor market information including wages and job projections, employer contact lists, and over 320 occupational videos.

Texas Work Prep

Texas Work Prep

(www.texasworkprep.com) Texas Work Prep is designed and hosted by the Texas Workforce Commission to manage the delivery of job search content and resources and to facilitate "anytime, anywhere" access to learning more about getting, and keeping, the job of your choice. Texas Work Prep contains three on-line courses: Your Next Job, designed to assist laid off workers reinvigorate their job search skills; the Texas Job Hunters Guide, a complete resource to finding a new job; and Succeed At Work, which teaches skills and tips for being successful on the job. Each online course is designed to communicate unique aspects of successful job hunting and excelling on the job. The goal is to help job seekers master an effective job search process, get back to work quicker, and communicate the attributes of work excellence expected by Texas employers. Register today and explore these on-line courses.

State Training Inventory

State Training Inventory

(www.texasindustryprofiles.com/apps/sti) The State Training Inventory (STI) is a compilation of Texas education and workforce training providers, their programs, contact information, labor market information, enrollment and graduation data (where available). STI is designed to assist customers locate education and workforce training programs, see the connection between education and occupations, and estimate the formal supply of skilled workers.

Texas CREWS

Texas CREWS

(www.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/txcrews/) The Texas Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics (Texas CREWS) is an interactive dashboard tool providing comparative information about Texas public 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions. By evaluating programs and institutions on the basis of resultant wages and student loan levels, Texas CREWS will allow parents and students to make informed decisions about college and get the best return on their educational investment.

The Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI) program strives to improve the way Texans make career and educational decisions by providing useful and reliable information about careers, educational training options and jobs. LMCI provides key economic data about occupations and in-demand industries along with information about labor market trends and economic conditions to help employers, economic development entities and local workforce development boards make informed choices. LMCI gathers and provides information on educational programs and training opportunities along with career planning and career development principles to help local workforce development boards evaluate current market trends in order to design and deliver services to businesses and job seekers.